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PTSO supports SunRidge through special events for our staff such as Welcome Back Breakfast & Teacher Appreciation Week, providing Grants for Special Programs created by our teachers for our students, and the Guardian Angel program for those in our school community that may need additional aid.

Please consider joining the PTSO. Forms are available here (you may pay by cash/check)  print the form from the link below, fill out and drop off at the front office.
 
Be in the know with the important dates, events, and activities happening at SunRidge! Please sign up to receive the eBLAST weekly newsletter through this link: http://eepurl.com/dEl0NX.






We have a successful week this week at SRMS.  Thank you for sending your students to school on time and ready to do their best on the FSA Writing test.  Our students did a fantastic job of focusing and putting forth their best effort.  Our first track meet was yesterday.  Congratulations to both our girls and boys teams on a successful meet! 


What’s Happening This Week at SRMS?

Monday, April 8th -  West Orange HS spirit wear and 8th Grade dance tickets will be sold at 8th-grade lunch.

Wednesday, April 10th - Track Meet at SRMS


Attention 8th grade parents - The 8th grade dance is this month!  We would love to see all of our 8th graders dressed up and ready to celebrate their transition to high school.    The PTSO is working hard to make this a memorable event for everyone.  Tickets sales begin Monday, April 8th.  Students must have a signed contract and their school ID to purchase a ticket.  Contracts can be picked up from the front office or printed- 8th Grade Dance Contract.pdf .  Tickets are $10 per person.  Come celebrate and say “Sea You Later” to middle school on Friday, April 26th from 6:00-8:00 pm.


This week is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week!  We are very lucky to have Mr. Foster and Mrs. Sarmiento on our team as our Assistant Principals.  If you see them around remember to thank them or send them an email thanking them for all they do for our eagle family!


As you are aware, state legislation has moved the majority of our testing back to May.  That makes our testing window very tight.  Please be sure to have the following dates on your calendar.  If possible do not plan doctors appointments or trips during testing days.  Thank you for your help in ensuring our students are here for regular testing days when possible. 

OCPS Testing Calendar-

5/1 & 5/2 - FSA Reading

5/6 &5/7 - FSA Math (students who currently take a middle school math level course)

5/8- Science (ALL 8th graders)

5/13 & 5/14 - Algebra and Geometry EOC (Students currently taking Algebra and geometry)

5/15 - Civics End of Course Exam (ALL 7th graders and any students currently taking Civics in 8th grade)

5/16 - Begin Common Final Exam (CFE) testing.  Final exam in any course that is not covered by state testing.








Please remember to log your volunteer hours in Additions! 
Just signing in at the front office does not log your hours.






A Canvas course for SRMS’s Guidance Department is now available!
 
We are happy to announce that the Guidance Department at SunRidge Middle School is launching a Canvas Course for students and parents.  Please visit the course for information about Florida Virtual School courses, Eagle’s Landing presentations, and various parent resources.  The course name is SunRidge Guidance 18-19.  





Sea Ya Later 8th Grade Dance

We need help with decorations, ticket sales, refreshments, and a photo booth. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated!!. If you want to be part of the planning committee please email Nicole Wilson at ncwilson5@gmail.com. It's going to be a BLAST!! 

Tickets are going on sale tomorrow, April 8th during 8th Grade Lunch. Students must have a signed contract and their school ID to purchase a ticket.  Contracts can be picked up from the front office or printed- 8th Grade Dance Contract.pdf .  Tickets are $10 per person.  Come celebrate and say “Sea You Later” to Middle School on Friday, April 26th from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.

Volunteers needed to sell tickets during lunch starting this week. If you are able to help, please sign up here: https://signup.com/go/xoHywZV






Eighth-grade parents should sign up to receive the West Orange HS PTSO newsletter. They will be providing important information about new classes just added for this fall, fall sports tryouts, academics and information for the start of school.  http://eepurl.com/c0hSO9


Incoming WOHS Freshman Parents Meet & Greet

 
Parents of next year's incoming freshman to West Orange High School are invited to a "Meet & Greet" with the Board Members of the West Orange High School PTSO. This a perfect chance for you to come to introduce yourselves and take the opportunity to get to know us and how you can become involved.  The “Meet & Greet" will take place at the Crooked Can in downtown Winter Garden on Thursday, April 18th from 6:30 pm - 8 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please click the link to view the invitation.  http://evite.me/muf5JTyZNr





West Orange Summer Music Camp


When:                

June 3-6 and June 10-13 from 9:00am-1:00pm at West Orange High School.
After-care is available until 4 pm for an additional charge.
 
Who:                   
All students entering grades 1-8 in the 2019-2020 school year!
 
What:                
The West Orange Summer Music Camp is a two-week camp offering comprehensive music education by professional music educators and musicians in a fun, exciting, and positive environment for students entering grades 1-8.
 
Students entering grades 1-3 will participate in the Elementary Music Camp where they will receive instruction from certified elementary music educators in the areas of Orff, keyboards, singing, percussion, movement, dance and so much more!
 
Students entering grades 4-8 will participate in Band Camp, regardless of prior music experience. Beginners will be provided with an instrument and all other students are expected to provide their own instrument (please inquire if you have an instrument concern). All students in Band Camp will receive individual, small group and large ensemble instruction, including full band, jazz bands, and chamber ensembles. Students with no prior experience will start in beginning band. They will learn about and try all the different band instruments before selecting an instrument to learn at camp. Instruments available to learn at camp include: Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone, Trumpet, French Horn, Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba and Percussion. Students in beginning band will perform at the end of camp concert on Thursday, June 13 at 6 pm.
 
Students entering 7th grade will participate in 7th-grade band and Camp Band. Students entering 8th grade will participate in 8th-grade band and Camp Band. These students will also get to elect to perform with a jazz band or a chamber ensemble. All these students will be reviewing concepts they learned in 6th and/or 7th grade, including, scales, technique, tone, balance, blend, and musicianship.
 
All students will perform in the camp concert on Thursday, June 13th at 6 pm.
 
Fees:                  
The fee is $180 for the eight days of the West Orange Summer Music Camp. Lunch will be available for separate purchase at camp. After-care is available for an additional $50 for the eight days (or $10 a day for individual days) and can be paid at camp check-in on June 3rd.
 
Register:          
Please visit www.westorangeband.com and click Summer Camp to register online. The fees can be paid by following the link to Schoolpay. If you would prefer to pay by cash, check or money order, set up a payment plan or request financial assistance, please contact West Orange High School Band Director and Camp Director, Ken Boyd at kenneth.boyd@ocps.net.  
 
Don’t wait, please register today for this incredible experience!
Registrations are due by May 10th.



















Immunization Reminder
 
This is just a reminder that all 6th grade students must be current with their Hepatitis B shots, MMR shots, have had an adult Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (TDAP) booster shot and have either had Chickenpox or two doses of the Varicella Chickenpox vaccine before they will be allowed to enter 7th grade on August 12th.
 
If you are not sure what your child needs, please contact your family physician or medical clinic.
 
These shots must be recorded on the original Florida Certificate of Immunization (HRS 680) form.
 
This form must be turned into the office before your student will be allowed to attend classes for the 2019-2020 school year. 

Please see a copy of the form that was sent home with students on Monday, April 1, 2019.








Complete the attached order form and it will be sent to their 7th-period class.  Next date the store will be open before school is March 6, 2019!

If you have any questions, please email spriritwear@srmsptso.org.













Testing Dates 2018-2019
 
DayDateAssessment Name/Session(s) – if testing over 2 daysGrade level or course testingType of Assessment*
 
TuesApril 2FSA – ELA Writing 
 
All grade levelsPBT - 6thGrade

CBT - 7th and 8th Grade 
WedMay 1FSA – ELA Reading
Session 1
All grade levels
 
PBT - 6thGrade

CBT - 7th and 8thGrade 
 
ThursMay 2FSA – ELA Reading
Session 2
MonMay 6 FSA – Math
Session 1
Students taking 6th, 7th or 8th-grade pre-algebra math stand-alonePBT – students taking 6thgrade math

CBT – students taking 7th or 8th-grade math
TuesMay 7FSA – Math
Sessions 2 & 3
WedMay 88th Grade Statewide Science AssessmentAll 8thgradersPBT
MonMay 13FSA Algebra & Geometry EOCs
Session 1
All students taking Algebra or Geometry
CBT
 
TuesMay 14FSA Algebra & Geometry EOCs
Session 2
WedMay 15CivicsAll students taking CivicsCBT
FriMay 17Common Final Exams
Periods 2 and 6
ALL classes that are not assessed by FSA ELA, FSA Math, FSA EOCs or CivicsCBT
MonMay 20Common Final Exams
Periods 3 and 5
TuesMay 21Common Final Exams
Periods 1 and 7
WedMay 22Common Final Exams
Periods 4
 
 
HEADPHONES/EARBUDS REQUIRED FOR FSA – ELA READING:  7thand 8thgrade students should bring their own headphones or earbuds for the FSA ELA Reading assessment.  We have a limited number of headphones for student use on campus.  Students may purchase earbuds in the media center for $1.00.  Wireless headphones/earbuds are not allowed during testing.

RECEIVING A FSA – ELA SCORE:  Students must take the FSA ELA Writing component and FSA ELS Reading components to receive and FSA ELA score.

MAKEUPS: This schedule is tentative and is subject to change at any time. Make-up sessions will be held throughout the testing window and students who are absent for an original date of testing should expect to be pulled for a make-up session immediately upon their return to school.

*Paper based assessments (PBT):are paper pencil assessment.

*Computer-based assessments (CBT): students take the assessments on their assigned OCPS laptops or on an OCPS computer provided to them for the day of testing.  Please make sure that your student charges their laptop nightly.  
  






Love Science?  Join our ScienceOlympad Team!

What is ScienceOlympiad?

Building & Construction (bridges, catapults & rollercoasters to name a few)
Research
Exploring
Fossils & Rocks
Space and beyond
Crime & disease detectives (Positions & Poisons)
Genetics & Heredity
Plants, Tree’s and animals (Herpetology!)
Meteorology
Water quality

Check this video: Science Olympiad is Awesome

See Mrs. Colwell, Mrs. Dabiesingh or Mrs. Ramos for a boys and Girls Club application. 

We meet every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday 4:00-5:30 pm.














Digital Parent Conferences

Need help with computer programs like Canvas and Progressbook?  Have something on the programs you need just a little more help with?  We are here for you! 

Mrs. Nelms is now scheduling digital parent conferences to get one on one help with understanding the computer programs.  She will be available select mornings or other agreed upon times.  Email robin.nelms@ocps.net to schedule your appointment today! 

















Project Lead The Way 7/8th-grade classes are studying Design and Modeling and Flight and Space Engineering this year. We would love anyone with experience in those fields or any other engineering field to help us explore engineering further. We are looking for guest speakers and possible ideas/locations for on-site exploration. If you are able to help us out or have industry contacts willing to work with us please email Tabitha.lum@ocps.net









Tutoring Information



Mondays 

8:45-9:15 am:  Physical Science — Frohmberg 568
4:00-5:00 pm: Algebra — Kenniston P7
4:00-5:00 pm: Geometry — Dunbar 578


Tuesdays 

4:00-5:00 pm: Algebra (Calculus Project) — Lewis 511
4:00-5:00 pm: Geometry — Kenniston P7

 

Wednesdays 

8:15-9:00 am: Spanish 1 — Roman P4
8:15-9:00 am: Spanish 2 — Cadena P14
8:30-9:00 am: 7th Grade Math — Rotating Teachers (Crosby 541/ Jones 544/ Saad 514)

 

Thursdays 

8:30-9:00 am: 6th Grade Math — Rotating Teachers (Lewis 511/ Whiddon P8/ Peacock P12/ Saad 514/ Proctor P6)
8:45-9:15 am: Physical Science — Frohmberg 568
4:00-5:00 pm: Geometry — Sawyer 569

 

Algebra Camps* 

Saturday, December 1, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Saturday, February 23, 2019, Saturday, March 3, 2019 9:00am -12:00pm

*By invitation only



Tutoring Info

Students must receive a pass from their teacher for morning tutoring to gain access. This is crucial since teachers are rotating who is doing tutoring and it is not always in the same location.

For Pre-Algebra, Civics, and 7th grade Science tutoring, please contact your child’s teacher.





SRMS Writing Club
 
Writing Club has begun! Students meet in room 519 every Thursday, from 8:45am to 9:15am. In Writing Club, students focus on building their skills in creative writing, working with short stories, poetry, and creative nonfiction. They will also enter contests and publish their work in the first-ever SRMS literary magazine – stay tuned!
 
Questions may be addressed to Corey Lorini (corey.lorini@ocps.net) and John Yourick (john.yourick@ocps.net).
 
 
 
 



Chess Club
 
 
We welcome all students to join the chess club! No experience required; we will teach any student how to play, and we offer extended learning for intermediate and veteran players. All chess club students must register for Boys and Girls Club, which is free; registration forms are available in the front office.
 
Chess Club meets every Thursday after school until 5:15 pm. At dismissal, chess club students should report to the cafeteria.
 
We’re also to excited to announce that this year’s OCPS Middle School Chess Tournament will be hosted by SunRidge Middle! The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Join the chess club today and mark your calendars! More details to come.
 
Please contact Mr. Yourick with any questions (john.yourick@ocps.net).






NJHS meetings will be held the first Wednesday of every month (except January) at 8:35 AM in the cafeteria. Meetings are mandatory for 7th and 8th-grade members.

6th-grade students will be invited during the 4th quarter, and should not be attending meetings until then.
 
For questions, please contact: 

Mrs. Van Allen at Christen.VanAllen@ocps.net or










SunRidge Middle School

Extra Curricular Clubs and Activities


There are so many ways for students to get involved at SunRidge Middle School.  Here is a list of all of the Clubs available!

 

Extracurricular
Activity

 

Sponsor(s)

 

Meeting Dates

 

National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

 

Christen Van Allen

Matthew Arp
 

1st Wednesday, monthly @ 8:30 in Cafe


 

*Future Farmers of America (FFA)

 

Katrina Alford

 

3rd Thursday, monthly @4pm in Room 516

(must have Agriscience as a class & paid dues)
 

Maker’s Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Wednesdays @ 8:30 in Media Center
 

Book Club
 

Judy Moody
 

Fridays @ 8:45 in Media Center
 

Writing Club

 

John Yourick

Corey Lorini
 

Thursdays @ 8:45 in Room 519

 

*Chess Club
 

John Yourick
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Media Center
 

Art Club
 

Brian Keith Myers
 

Thursdays @8:15 Room 504 (art fee)
 

Mathletes
 

Amy Sawyer
 

2nd Wednesday, monthly @8:45 in room 569
 

*Science Olympiad


 

Susan Colwell

Andrew Frohmberg

Deepra Dabiesingh
 

Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-6pm in the cafeteria


 

Eagle Ambassadors
 

Lisa Warren
 

Thursdays @4:15 in Portable 19
 

Spanish Club
 

Nancy Roman
 

1st Tuesday, monthly @8:30
 

Yearbook
Photography
 

Robin Nelms

Jaime Jackson
 

Every other Friday morning at 9am, cafe (subject to change)
 

Fellowship of
Christian Athletes
 

Tony Williams

 

Every other Friday (group), Leaders meet every Friday in PE classroom @8:30
 

 

*Membership to Boys & Girls Club is required.  It is free to join! Applications are available in the main office.






Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida offer FREE after-school zone care for our students at SunRidge MS! If you are interested in registering your child, please complete a paper application located in the front office, or with any of the guidance counselors. The hours are dismissal until 6:00pm. There will be a late charge assessed for consistently late pick-ups.

After- school contact #: 407-656-0794
ASZ Site Coordinators: Robin Vinson ext. 535-2232; Kathy Morales ext. 535-2348


Click here to view the September Calendar!





 
Naviance is a computer-based program that provides students with a variety of features, including course planning, career assessments, personality tests, and personal interest surveys.  The goal of the program is to help students connect what they are doing in school to what they would like to do once they complete their education.  
 
The SRMS Guidance Department met with 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students through Social Studies classes the week of October 8 – 12, 2018.  Students have the opportunity to complete a "Career Cluster Survey" and explore videos about various careers of their choice.  Please encourage your child to share the results of their survey with you.  Many students were surprised by the outcome!  To access Naviance, please visit: www.launch.ocps.net.  Happy Exploring!






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ADDitions Volunteers




We are asking all SRMS volunteers to please log in your volunteer hours ASAP.  You can put in bulk hours if needed. In order to stay a 5 Star School, we must meet the required amount of volunteer hours. Thank you for all the time you have given SRMS and making a difference! 

Please click the HERE to log into the ADDitions site.





OCPS 30-30 Rule

With the frequency of afternoon storms this time of year please familiarize yourself with OCPS's 30-30 Rule below.





There are many volunteer opportunities here at SRMS! If you are looking to get involved please go to http://signup.com/go/DaoLtG and see the many different teacher, school and PTSO activities available. We appreciate all of our volunteers as they help to make our school a success!



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It is amazing how quickly the purchases add up!  Thank you!




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http://www.srmsptso.org/
 
Remind is a simple way for you to stay informed and up-to-date with what’s happening.  By joining the SRMS PTSO on Remind, you’re choosing to receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email.  Don’t worry, your phone number will not be shared with anyone else. 

Text To: 81010
Message : @srmsptso

 
Character Trait of the Month
Perseverance
 
Pursuing worthy objectives with determination and patience while exhibiting fortitude when confronted with failure. Activity maintained in spite of difficulties.


        


THIS WEEK

Mon, April 8
WOHS Spirit Wear Sale

8th Grade Dance Tickets On Sale

UPCOMING 

Tues, April 23
Orchestra Spring Concert

Fri, April 26
Progress Reports Go Home

8th Grade Dance

Wed, May 1
Extended Wednesday - No Early Release

Wed-Thurs, May 1 - 2
FSA Middle School Level Math

Mon-Tues, May 6 - 7
FSA Reading

Wed, May 8
 8th Grade Science

Extended Wednesday - No Early Release

Mon-Fri, May 6-10
Teacher Appreciation Week

Mon-Tues, May 13-14
Algebra and Geometry EOC

Wed, May 15
Civics End of Course Final Exam

Extended Wednesday - No Early Release

Fri, May 17
Common Final Exams - Periods 2 and 6

Mon, May 20
Common Final Exams - Periods 3 and 5

Tues, May 21
Common Final Exams - Periods 1 and 7

Weds, May 22
Common Final Exams - Period 4



OCPS 2018-19 School Calendar 

CLICK HERE

 
We're off to a great start for the new school year, but it could be even better with YOUR help!! Sign up to be a part of your SunRidge Middle School Parent, Teacher and Student Organization now!





OCPS will NOT have early-release on the following Wednesdays:
  • Wednesday, May 1st
  • Wednesday, May 8th
  • Wednesday, May 15th




 

If you would like to order any spirit wear please use this order form and send to the office. 

When filled, orders will be given to students' 7th-period teachers for distribution.  If you have any questions, please email spriritwear@srmsptso.org.